I got into the ammo debate with a guy in a local shop the other day. He was in the ".45 ACP or it's shite" camp, and I was being devil's advocate (I prefer my '45's, but usually carry 9mm due to space/size). I asked him what he carries, he said a full-size 1911. I asked how he carries it. He walked out the door to his car to get it. Very useful...
Anyway, the gun you have on your PERSON is better than the gun you left in the car, which is still better than the gun you have at home.
I have my little .22 WMR NAA mini-revolver folder in my pocket 24/7 (it stays in there when I sleep to keep my pants safe
). It's not a full-size 1911, but it's better than the guns I have to leave at home (in a pinch), and than the P226 that keeps my car safe
I work in sales, so I have a button-down shirt tucked in- there's not really anywhere I could practically carry except a pants pocket (I have a Sneaky Pete for my PF9, but it's still huge and rather obvious) most days, so the NAA is about it- my P3AT is just too big for my pockets.
Anyway, rock what you can, because it's better than harsh language (probably). Cheers- Mark W.